Tottenham were narrowly beaten 1-0 at home against Liverpool on Saturday evening – but some of the club’s supporters on Twitter did pick out defender Davinson Sanchez for special praise following his performance.
Roberto Firmino’s first-half goal was enough to give Premier League leaders Liverpool another victory, as well as move them 16 points clear at the top.
Jurgen Klopp’s slick team showed why they are odds-on for the title with yet another win and it doesn’t look like anybody can stop them.
But Spurs certainly put up a good fight with a gritty display and had to defend with their bodies on the line for large spells.
Manager Jose Mourinho did see his team waste a couple of clear opportunities late on to equalise, but in the end it was another defeat.
The North London club have lost back-to-back league games to Liverpool and Southampton now, which means that they are nine points adrift of the Champions League spots.
A selection of Spurs supporters on social media did find some positivity in the display of Sanchez during the Liverpool loss.
The Colombian centre-back was a colossus in defence with a number of last-ditch clearances and his athleticism was clear to see.
He is still only aged 23 and reminded everyone of the types of displays he is capable of, something that Mourinho has to be excited for.
Here are some Spurs fans on Sanchez:
Sanchez: unsung hero of this tough patch. Decent game, again. Not perfect, but very good.
Tanganga: couple of bloopers in a team generally on its heels, but outstanding debut in circs.
Winks: very good.
Moura: surprisingly effective.
— James (@jmrose71) January 11, 2020
Davinson Sanchez is my favourite player this season.#COYS
— Keri (@missjobb) January 11, 2020
— Tom clark (@tclark92) January 11, 2020
Davinson Sanchez our best player on the park by a country mile. Didn’t put a foot wrong.#COYS
— reallyprofound (@reallyprofound) January 11, 2020
Sanchez is doing a proper job at the back! #COYS
— Super Nova Scotia Spurs (@NovaScotiaSpurs) January 11, 2020
— the real G (@MeesterWormwood) January 11, 2020
Sanchez has been brilliant so far which makes the decision to leave him out the last few weeks even more baffling
— John Bailey (@JMBaileyCOYS) January 11, 2020
Sanchez is immense
— Tyler (@TylerTHFC) January 11, 2020